Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.43% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime50.7 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 18:21
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
63.8% Good
Memory 82.1
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 148
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 398
41% 322 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: nvumdshimx.dll Ver. 9.17.10.4459
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
1.43% Terrible
Lighting 7.4
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 5.3
2% 11.6 fps
MRender 7.4
Gravity 4
Splatting 10.4
1% 7.27 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.43%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB-$20
270GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 28 31 16 27 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
16.6% Very poor
Read 31.7
Write 23.8
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 26
19% 25.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
79% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 40%
ST1000LM 010-9YH146 1TB
329GB free, PID 1051
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 54 53 52 54 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
20.3% Poor
Read 48.7
Write 49.5
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 53
62% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
36% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 30%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8JSF25664HZ-1G4D1 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 15.1
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 76.8
52% 76.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 49%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $359
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